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Connelly Top Ten: Revenge Tour Continues

1. Offense: – Brady on pace for 800 passes – Dobson best game – though could have scored on seam route but fell down – why they go for it in 4th down – could have flipped game – should have run some clock late 2. Defense: – Fletcher has to go – Chandler Jones […]

Connelly’s Top Ten: Ortiz Pumped Up, Bills Tough, Mork or Spock?

1. Patriot Stuff: * Is Roethlisberger still locked in that bathroom: Watching multiple football games this weekend and couldn’t believe how many teams defensive lines shift before the snap * I think the Bills are legit and to have skilled players McCoy, Harvin and Watkins is more than sufficient with that defense * Half the […]

Connelly’s Top Ten: Brady Treats New England Again

1. Patriot Stuff: * Watching Brady run on to the field reminded me – appreciate every single game of his! * Bill went with blue wind breaker with short sleeves * The last two minutes of the first half took 13 minutes * Edelman a big trash talker * Roethlisberger sends Patriots fans home devastated […]

Connelly’s Top Ten: Patriots Preview and the Jefferson’s

1. Patriot Predictions: * I would be careful on betting on Patriots vs. Steelers – lot of distractions and Patriots start slow * Backfield will do what they always do – 50 receptions / pick up blitzes / get tough yards * Ugh – Bend don’t break is back – not fun to watch and […]

Connelly’s Top Ten: Bingo – We Win Again!

1. Vindication of Brady: * Name a guy (maybe Jeter) who has so consistently done and said the right thing as much as Brady – while Tiger, Armstrong, Tyson, Peterson, Kobe, Floyd Mayweather, etc have allowed to thrive and be promoted * A team player who cares so much about team and winning that he […]

Connelly’s Top Ten: Red Sox Can’t Bunt, Brady Scares New England, Decorated War Vets Come to Boston

1. Red Sox: * De Arza not getting a bunt down in the 9th led directly to a loss – I hope Lovullo goes Herb Brooks on the team and has them practicing bunting until the lights go out * Red Sox are 14-11 when Hanley doesn’t play * Watching the ball roll under Rusney’s […]

Connelly’s Top Ten: Patriots 3rd Game, Trades, 9/11 Fallout

1. Red Sox: * How bummed is John Farrell to see the change in Red Sox spirit? Sunday Globe headline : Lovullo bringing renewed energy to team * Hanley under .250 * Panda, Hanley and Bogaerts strike outs to walks: 64-230 * Tony Massarrotti was presenting the idea that Jackie Bradley has visited the pharmacist […]

Connelly’s Top Ten – Trades, Video-gate and Oreo’s

1. Red Sox: * Joe Kelley moustache makes him look like Snidely Whiplash from Dudley Do Right * Speaking of Kelley – he’s so funny arguing with the coaches for taking him out of the game with an ERA over 5.30 * Can you imagine Jackie Bradley, Christian Vazquez and Iglesias in the line up […]

Connelly’s Top Ten: Wendell Kim back from dead?

1. Red Sox: * Third base coach Brian Butterfield is lucky this is Pink Hat nation – how many times this year have I said that his judgment would have him fired from a little league team. Sending Ortiz when he wasn’t even at third in the 9th when the left fielder had the ball […]

Connelly’s Top Ten: Channel 4 Producer, Boyce, Cherington and Goodell

1. Red Sox: * Should have traded Buchholz before injury and Uehara before his injury * Hanley Ramirez on pace to play 138 games this season or 85% of the season – games played the last five seasons: 92 / 157 / 128 / 97 * Hanley first 82 at bats – 10 home runs […]

Connelly’s Top Ten: Red Sox Pitching, Bonnie and Clyde, Frank Gifford

1. Red Sox: * From MLB Network – Red Sox pitching has given up at least 7 runs in a game 32 times * Ortiz is hot and hitting the ball long – things that make me go hmmmm * I saw Hanley Ramirez run hard down to first Friday night and that noteworthy because […]

Connelly’s Top Ten: Someone Get Felger a Towel

1. Red Sox: * I don’ think I have ever seen Craig Breslow have a clean outing * Wait to next year when infielders have to throw to Hanley at first (they will need netting behind first base) * People wonder what David Ortiz would do in Yankee Stadium with the short right field porch […]

Connelly’s Top Ten: Red Sox, Farfalle and Complete Games

1. Red Sox: * Third baseman Travis Shaw had as many home runs Saturday as the Panda has had in 39 games – Not bad for $500,000 vs. $20,000,000 * Can’t tell me there weren’t some high fives in the front office this weekend with Luchinno giving his notice * How bad are the $180,000,000 […]

Connelly’s Top Ten: RIP Cecil the Lion

1. Cowardly Lion – Red Sox: * White Sox scored 13 first inning runs in this series * Why not to bet reason #6,421,343 – Steven Wright and the Red Sox beat Chris Sale * Is it true that Panda Sandoval went first to third and had to take himself out of the game for […]

Connelly’s Top Ten: Ortiz Not Benched, Unbroken and Frisbees

1. Red Sox: * David Ortiz not running down to first base on Saturday and John Farrell not pulling him is affirmation that this is an unlikeable team that actually doesn’t represent the blue collar spirit of Boston * Brian Butterfield sending David Ortiz on Cespedes arm with no outs is a fireable offense * […]